New Criticals

Back to the Future

“That's where the business is right now - in the live market. And they're [promoters and agents are] the ones that decide all this shit. So whatever is going to happen - whether they tell us directly or in an indirect way because they feel like they have to manipulate us - they're the ones who know… We're interested in anything that's going to earn us a fair wage. It's not to say it's not about art, but we made that art fucking twenty years ago. So forget the fucking goddamn art. This ain't about the art anymore. I did the arty farty part. Now it's time to talk about the money.” The Quietus, interview with Black Francis of the Pixies (2010)


“Like lost children we live our unfinished adventures.” - The Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord (1967)


“Rather be forgotten / Than remembered for… giving in!” - "Summerholiday vs. Punkroutine", The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused (1998)